A CUT ABOVE – The KATANA Returns
Forged to perfection and polished to a magnificent radiance. Engineered to provide maximum control and optimum performance. Finely crafted to take riding pleasure to a new level.
The Suzuki KATANA is destined to create a new legend. While its design cues pay due homage to the iconic 1981 GSX1100S KATANA, which stole the hearts of riders around the world, the new KATANA is a thoroughly modern machine that is breathtaking to behold and inspiring to ride.
THE DEAL – PRE-ORDERING
You can pre-order your new KATANA now at Western Motorcycles with a small deposit. With high demand and a limited initial supply of 60 units, if you pre-order now you get an added bonus of an exclusive KATANA-themed Arai QV-PRO helmet, valued at $995.00 with your bike on pickup.
Contact (02) 4733 1733 ext 1 and ask for Owen, Matt or Constanze to get more details or place your order.
You can also pre-order with Suzuki, just follow the link at the bottom of this page and see more information and photos.
FORGED TO PERFECTION – THE SUZUKI KATANA RETURNS
- New model: KATANA (GSX-S1000S)
- Styling design inspired by iconic 1981 GSX1100S KATANA
- 999cm3 long-stroke, inline four cylinder engine
- Maximum output 110kW (150PS) @ 10,000rpm
- Maximum torque 108NM @ 9,500rpm
- Brembo radial mount brake calipers, dual 310mm discs
- Lightweight BOSCH Anitlock Brake System weighing only 640g
- Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres with exclusive inner structure
- Distinctive LED headlight, position lights, indicators, taillight and brake light
- Satellite rear fender design extends from the swingarm
- 43mm KYB fully adjustable inverted front forks
- Full LCD brightness adjustable multifunction instrument cluster
- Low RPM Assist
- Suzuki Easy Start System (one touch engine starting)
- Aus Availability: Q3, 2019 –Final specs and pricing TBC
GOING DEEPER INTO THE NEW KATANA
At the heart of the KATANA’s powerful performance is a long-stroke 999cm3 inline-four cylinder engine producing 110kW (150PS) power at 10,000rpm with 108Nm of torque at 9,500rpm. Both the induction roar and exhaust note are tuned to heighten the visceral senses, whilst also contributing to performance and combustion efficiency.
Power is transferred to the tarmac through a back-torque-limiting clutch, Suzuki’s threemode traction control system and new Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres featuring an inner structure designed exclusively for the new KATANA.
The compact, lightweight twin-spar aluminium chassis is engineered to provide agility, ease of control and a fun-to-ride character riders will enjoy. It is also aimed to perform best in real world riding conditions on public roads, in city traffic, on the highway, or on rural and twisty roads.
43mm KYB inverted front forks give a ride that is sporty yet plush. They feature fully adjustable damping, rebound, compression and spring preload. A single KYB rear shock features adjustable rebound damping and spring pre-load.
310mm Fujico disc brakes are paired with Brembo radial mount Monobloc front brake calipers featuring four opposing Ø32mm pistons to provide powerful braking
performance. The BOSCH Antilock Brake System (ABS) control unit is extremely compact and light weighing only 640g.
Distinctive styling points abound. The LED headlight and LED front position lights accent the sharp lines of the cowling that covers the custom-designed instrument panel.
A black and grey two-tone seat features a stepped design that maintains the sleek profile of the KATANA while ensuring a comfortable riding position and positive footing for the rider. Passenger comfort is also a priority, with the seat strap design ensuring secure grip.
The KATANA introduces a small rear fender supported by the swingarm that hugs the rear tyre. Moving it, along with the rear LED indicators and license plate holder, to this position eliminates parts extending from under the seat to give the tail section cleaner lines and a tougher, lighter new look.